The deficit will decrease again, unlike other days this week, when this indicator exceeded 50% of the generation capacity. However, power outages are expected during Sunday, September 4.
The prolonged and uncomfortable blackouts of the last few days have been affecting for months all the provinces of the island -including Havana since last August-, with some of them reaching up to 12 consecutive hours.
The Cuban government seeks to reduce blackouts by the end of the year through repairs and new investments, and to reduce dependence on fossil fuels it plans that by 2030 37% of its energy mix (just over 3,500 megawatts) will come from renewable sources.
The blackouts affect all areas of the economy and notably the daily life of Cubans, who show anxiety and are irritated by this situation that is generating social discontent in a country that is currently going through an acute crisis.
Cuba depends heavily on foreign oil to produce energy (thermoelectric plants generate two thirds of its electricity) and its main supplier, Venezuela, has significantly reduced its shipments.